Ghosts in a Photograph a chronicle
In Ghosts in a Photograph, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering a packet of family mementos, Kostash begins questioning what she knows about her extended families’ pasts and whose narrative is allowed to prevail in Canada.
Don't Tell Family Secrets
Donna McCart Sharkey and Arleen Paré, sisters and writers, have co-edited an anthology about what may be hidden in families. For each individual, even in the same family, what is secret and what is not, may be different. In Don’t Tell: Family Secrets, fifty-nine writers tell their stories in either prose or poetry, of their own family secrets.In January 2023 the anthology was published by Demeter Press. And Myrna told the story, adapted from her Ghosts in a Photograph, of the buried secret of "Uncle Nick," socialist agitator in Lethbridge 1930s.
Myrna has uploaded an unpublished essay to academia.edu which is tagged there as Montana History,Louis Riel,Metis' storytelling, oral tradition, Michif language.